Bestevaer 51 ‘Stormvogel’ ready for summer sailing!

Over the past winter and spring, we’ve had the privilege to refit the ‘Stormvogel’. The ’Stormvogel’ is a custom built Bestevaer 51, which was built in 2007 by her current owner. She has always been perfectly maintained and this year, she was ready to get her first major refit.

The ’Stormvogel’ has had a complete renovation, where exterior, interior, technical, engine and rigging have all had maintenance. Some adjustments were also made to make her suitable for shorthanded sailing.

The entire refit was mainly focused on checking every aspect of the boat and making her fresh, clean and ready to sail for years to come. All exterior varnishing has been renewed and the hatches have had service. The interior has had some small upgrades, but no major changes were made. The boat has been checked on all technical aspects. The engine, propeller shaft, generator and bow thruster have been serviced. Refrigerators have also had service or have been replaced. A new converter was installed, as well as a completely new B&G Navcom package including radar.
On top of that, all tanks, grey, black and diesel, have been thoroughly inspected and cleaned.

To make the ‘Stormvogel’ more comfortable for shorthanded sailing, a few adjustments have been made. For example, a furling boom has been installed, which makes hoisting and lowering the sails a lot easier. In addition, the boat was equipped with a new mainsail. To create more shelter while sailing, the boat was also provided with a spray hood.

When the ‘Stormvogel’ arrived at VMG, she already looked very beautiful. We are happy that she is now on the water again with her more than satisfied owner. Ready for a beautiful summer!

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